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Burnet, W Hodgson

(1873-1933) UK architect and author, whose Parodies include Quite So Stories (coll 1918), which makes mild fun of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories (coll 1902). In Gullible's Travels in Little-Brit (1920), a giant Gulliver from Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726) (see Great and Small; Gulliver; Sequels by Other Hands) visits London during World War One, which he supports, and meets G K Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw, whom he bests. Most of the Satire is directed at Parliament. [JC]

William Hodgson Burnet

born Scotland: 1873

died Windsor, Buckinghamshire: 8 December 1933



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 01:54 am on 25 May 2022.